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October 28, 2005

Cynthia Robbins-Roth: Surviving the Crash

"I had the good sense to have a serious accident when the market was down." --Cynthia Robbins-Roth

March 05, 2004

Personalized Drugs, Personalized Careers

"There isn't a pharmaceutical company that doesn't want these people. [Fellowship participants] are getting calls from headhunters 6 months or a year before they've finished." --Dave Flockhart, professor of medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine

September 12, 2003

Bully for Biotech

Biotechnology is about opportunity. And risk.

October 07, 2005

Entrepreneurs: Surviving the Dot-Com Crash

"Because I was still passionate about this, I stuck through it and managed to keep it running with lots of help from some very good people. Now I have quite a bit of business experience." --Lee Jensen

December 02, 2005

Physicist, Heal Thyself

I knew a little molecular biology, but I had no notion of what you could do experimentally. It reminded me of electronics, the idea that you had these tools to splice things together in an ordered way, that you could reengineer things in the cell to do something else. --Mark Goulian

January 14, 2005

Waiting Until the Time is Right

"To found a company and then stay on the outside, the company can take all sorts of different directions. If you really want to have influence, the only way to do that is to join it." - Corey Goodman

November 12, 2004

Academic Spinoff: SunPower

Solar power may have fallen quickly out of public view, but Richard Swanson remained intrigued by the challenge.

April 07, 2006

Alone in the Lab

Aside from radiation, few U.S. organizations have policies regarding pregnant lab workers, which means women are on their own when it comes to worrying about exposure during pregnancy.

November 14, 2003

Hot Careers: RNAi

"Although many of the jobs in the RNAi industry will closely resemble positions in other industries--biochemists, molecular biologists, and pharmacologists will be in demand--some specializations will be particularly sought after."

August 04, 2006

Wear Your Safety Goggles

"He was there less than 2 minutes, and he ended up with permanent reduction in his vision." --Denis Sapiro, Occupational Health and Safety Office, University of Washington, Seattle

September 10, 2004

Business Partnerships for Academic Scientists: the SBIR and STTR Programs

You don't have to pay any of the money back, the government won't ask for equity in your business, and you keep full control of the intellectual property that you develop. Venture investors--if you can find any--will not be so kind.

Xuguang Chen
July 30, 2013

Yes, I'm That Kind of Doctor

By going to medical school, Ph.D. scientists hope to improve people's lives more directly.